The 24th April 2022 will be the 103rd anniversary of the birth of César Manrique the artist responsible for so many of the atractions on this island of Lanzarote. On this day a sculpture will be displayed in Arrecife as a result of a popular campaign which was originally comissioned to be in place on the artists 100th birthday. The work will be known as ‘César’s Gaze’ and is supported by the councils of Arrecife, Yaiza, San Bartolomé and Tías. The beginning of February work will start to install the base of the sculpture. This will take place on Avenida de Vargas, almost opposite the City Hall. The completion is hoped to be before Easter. Coinciding with the start of the works on the base of ‘César’s Gaze’, it is expected that the installation of another sculpture called ‘Fisherman with Marlin’ which is a work by Jorge Isaac Medina, will be ready and situated at the access roundabout to the marina in the capital. This work pays homage to Gregorio Fuentes, the reef native who was the inspiration for Ernest Hemingway in Cuba for ‘The Old Man and the Sea’.